[ExI] "increasingly coherent over increasing context"

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sat Sep 27 18:17:06 UTC 2008

On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 3:50 PM, Lee Corbin wrote:
>      "wider applicability" can replace the "increasing context"       or
> "wider reference".
> The "increasingly coherent" can be replaced by
>       "growing synthesis" or "expanding synthesis"
> The result: we get "improved synthesis over wider applicability",
> or "expanding synthesis over increasing context", or "enhanced
> synthesis over wider reference".

I found 'more logically consistent' for 'increasingly coherent'.

"increasing context" puzzled the search engines. They seem to think
'context' is like 'environment' or 'frame of reference' and they don't
expect it to 'increase'. This may be a partial cause of the mental
blackout this phrase seems to generate in some people. So it might be
useful to avoid this phrase.

Perhaps 'a wider frame of reference' or ' a more all-encompassing
frame of reference' might be more understandable.

"more logically consistent" and "a wider frame of reference" are both
popular search results, so seem to be widely used and should not
frighten the horses.

In the Wikipedia article on the Philosophy of science I found a
sentence that seemed to be relevant.
"The most powerful statements in science are those with the widest

So throwing that into the discussion as well might help


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